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Big Ed's Bar & Grill

Fountain Square, 4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085
+1 847-473-5333
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“ribs” (21 reviews)
“pulled pork” (6 reviews)
“burnt ends” (7 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar
$$ - $$$
Fountain Square, 4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is excellent. Went with friends for a quick dinner. Had the Ed's combo with BBQ pork, beef brisket and ribs (extra meat). Great smokey flavor to go along with exceptionally moist meat. Live music (at least on Friday). Will go back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bert1208
Reviewed 7 August 2018

THis place is to die for eats... The brisket, burnt ends pork sammies etc. are all great. You won't lose if you stop there for lunch or dinner. The mac & cheese and beans are all a treat not to be missed. Friendly staff and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Staff was superb and super friendly. The portions were large and the price was average for bbq. They had several tasty sauces to try. Meat had just the right amount of smoke. My only complaint was the meat was barely warm, almost cold. My favorite...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank carsdogstats
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great selection of BBQ meats. Order from the counter. Pace is fast. Food very good. Will go back. Appears to be a good local place for people to eat. A trio music act was setting up to play for the evening. Wished I could've stayed...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank bert1208
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Brisket and ribs were so good. Get it with the mashed potatoes that are to die for! Service was timely and I didnt have to wait on line too long.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Everything on their menu is wonderful! Now that the weather is better, we will visit this restaurant more often!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 497caroled
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great food. Ribs were the best I’ve ever had! Very busy night but ended up getting out in time to make our concert.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

It's like eating at your relatives places. Nice and cozy. Great enviorment. Customer service is Awesome price for 5 was a little pricey BUT will pay again. We were there twice in a week.

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank pablonletty
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Great food and helpful staff. Especially like the burnt ends and beef briscit. Will return the next time we are in the area.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Priscilla S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Big Ed's is a great place for BBQ. From the ribs, to the brisket, to the burnt ends, you just can't find any place better in NE Illinois. A little pricey for dinner, but it is worth it. The staff is wonderful and cater to...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank 25westmoreland
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fountain Square, 4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: +1 847-473-5333
  • E-mail
telephone: 847-782-8772, zip code 60085
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